Monday, November 17, 2008

Wind = Fire.

A year ago when I moved out of Irvine, I thought I wouldn't have to deal with the fires again, and I was wrong. This weekend the wind kicked up and it was a blazing 95 degrees on Saturday at the Oakley sale. (In which Mr. R bought a pretty cool jacket) I knew a fire would be coming, I just didn't know where. This time the fire is about 5 miles away from my work.

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This is a picture from Mr. R's school, the lunch area. Those are not clouds, that is smoke and this picture was taken at 11:00 am. His school is about 2 miles from the fire, and some of the students and teachers had to be evacuated. Please keep everyone in your prayers. The only fire related thing that has affected my house is that there is ash everywhere.

Last year it was 5 miles away from my school. Two totally different locations and yet the fire follows me! Ah! Anyways, the fire has basically led to no outside participation in anything this weekend. Thus no running. Alas, I'm back to the gym for Amp'd Abs tonight, and I think I'm going to do 20-20-20, which is run, bike, and elliptical for 20 minutes each. I like that routine because it's a nice mix up of all different muscles.

Anyways, Nordstrom Rack had some sick deals this weekend and I went a little holiday dress crazy. I will take pictures soon, but as for now, I got two Trina Turk dresses, a Tory Burch Dress and a Max Studio dress. Talk about bargain shopping, these were the normal prices,

Tory Burch - $450 - Nordstrom Rack Price $170 + 60 % off = $70
Trina Turk - $ 395 - Nordstrom Rack Price $ 125 + 60 % off = $50
Trina Turk - $395 - Nordstrom Rack Price $ 88 + 60 % off = $35
Max Studio - $250 - Nordstrom Rack Price $ 60 + 40% off = $36

If I bought those dresses all regular price it would have been over 1,600 dollars. How ridiculous is that? Anyways, now I have all my holiday dresses bought and hung in my closet and I am absolutely in love with them all, I'm obsessed with sales racks, to say the least. The best part is I already have shoes and tights to go with all of them, and I can wear them all to work. Killing many birds with one stones. Okay enough justification.

So all us runners like to celebrate right? A glass of champagne every now and again? Well my friend over at Leaving and loving on a Jet plane, who blogs about her life while her husband is away with the Air Force, is giving away these PINK adorable Marie Antoinette Coup Stemware from Pottery Barn. I'm obsessed with them and you can enter the drawing here. Hey, you could even give them to someone you love this Christmas. :)

As for the upcoming Runner's Christmas list... if you have any ideas email me at danicakoo@gmail.com, but it's coming together! :) It will be posted on December 1st, which is coming up soon!

24 comments:

BeachRunner said...

Nice job adapting your workouts. Stay safe.

Lacey Nicole said...

really scary! that is an amazing pic, though, but wow scary. i can't imagine. and omg i need a nordstrom rack.

Marcy said...

HOLY!! That's at 11 am?! It looks like it's about 4:30pm. Scary! Be careful chica!!

Good discounts too! Love me some discounts ;-)

The Happy Runner said...

OK, yes. You are so right that I am glad that the winds here do not equal fire. Be careful out there!

joyRuN said...

Sweet scores from the Nordstrom Rack!

Be careful...

*aron* said...

i hate fires!!! stay safe down there... i hope they get under control soon.

awesome deals on the dresses!! i do love me a sale :)

chia said...

I'm sending non-flammable thoughts to you and yours during this time. Be safe girly.

Great buys! Wish I could sport some new rags :-)!!!

D10 said...

Nordstroms always has great sales, you just have to find them, Banana Republic too!

Stay safe. Thinking of all you guys in California.

J said...

I totally wish we had a Nordstroms here where I live! I love that store! And you got all those dresses so cheap! I need some new dresses!!

Can't wait for the runners Christmas list!! Hope everything goes ok and you stay safe from the fires.

X-Country2 said...

Excellent work at the sale rack. I look forward to pictures. (Us Nebraskans love living vicariously through CA fashionistas.)

The whole fire business scares the crap out of me. Stay safe!

Jenn said...

Wow, that's scary about the fires. Be safe and I'll be praying that lots of rain comes your way!

AWESOME sale!

Kappa Prep said...

You and all your new steals must stay out of harm's way! You must post photos of the dresses!

That Pink Girl said...

Praying for your safety!

ECrunnergirl said...

Prayers are coming your way from the East Coast -

We had some yucky wild fires in the Great Dismal Swamp this summer and it stayed smokey all the way through July....nothing WORSE than running in the smoke. I sure hope they get it under control soon and that you all stay out of harms way :-}

Carolina Girl said...

That is SO scary! Stay safe...and I'll keep everyone in my prayers! I've been watching CNN all weekend, getting as many updates as I can.

GREAT bargains!!!

runjen said...

Wow. That is so scary. Stay safe.
Amazing deals!!! I love a good bargain too. I don't have Nordies Rack near me anymore but do frequent Filene's Basement quite often.

Can't wait to see your list!

Future Mrs. B said...

I came across your site randomly. Your drive to run makes me super jealous :)

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Wow, that is a lot of smoke! Be careful!!

Burger said...

More gym time for me tonight too. Arrrg...I hate the indoors!

No running this time however. If I don't see another treadmill in my lifetime, I'll die a happy man.

Lily on the Road said...

Stay safe, that picture looks stunning but very scary at the same time! Be careful....

Sweet deals, I *heart* a bargooonnnn!!

Marlene said...

Sweet deals - can't wait to see those dresses!

I hope the fire stays away. Keeping you all in my thoughts.

How was A'd A?

Amy said...

Oooo can't wait for the runner's wish list! That's always my favorite post to put together every year and I love seeing what other runners are wanting, too! (actually... my favorite is posting AFTER christmas... all the awesome running things I got for christmas!) lol! :) Love the blog!

Jodi said...

So glad you are so pleased with your hatphones! I know you have been anxiously awaiting them. I esp. love that you took them to work to test! haha

LG said...

ummm, okay, iknow i should be commenting on the fires and whatnot, and yes, i hope you have been okay, but....hello...those discounts -- are you sure there wasn't a typo in there - did you misplace a decimal point or something....holy smokes (no pun intended!)